Grayson Cullather became the youngest race car driver in Southside Speedway’s 57-year history to capture the title Rookie of the Year in the Late Model Division at the .333-mile asphalt oval short track. Hometown boy Denny Hamlin could be sharing the spotlight on the racetrack in the near future... Read more
CRAFTERS Handcrafted items are just the beginning of the arts that can be found at this week’s ChesterFest. As 150 vendors, including 60 handmade crafters and more who peddle art offerings, descend on the Chester Village Green Saturday, browsing and buying will make it a fun day all around.... Read more
The Village of Ettrick’s historic and iconic gem saved from demolition four years ago is getting an exterior makeover. HistoriCorps, the nationally recognized leader in mobilizing citizens to save and protect places that matter, currently has its team on-site leading volunteers and students with a six-week field school to... Read more
Since the first ChesterFest in 2001, there has always been music, from one band in the first year to this year’s lineup, the best yet. This year, the lineup will focus on the metamorphosis of music including old time Appalachia bluegrass, country, rock ‘n’ roll, jazz, spiritual, big band,... Read more
It’s been a battle that has been ongoing for years. The vultures who call Dutch Gap home and the problems they cause have caused many to scratch their heads in frustration. Conservationists don’t want the birds, who are protected under the Migratory Bird Act, harmed, boaters at Dutch Gap... Read more
L.C. BIRD 33, THOMAS DALE 0 L.C. Bird’s defense reigned supreme in the Battle of Chester, holding Thomas Dale to less than 100 total yards of offense as Bird cruised to victory 33-0. The Knights weren’t able to sustain a long drive, and they picked at the Skyhawks’ defense,... Read more
CHESTER – Sgt. Aaron Xavier Wittman graduated from LC Bird High School before attending the Citadel. He joined the National Guard, which took him to Afghanistan, and there he gave his life in defense of his country. The Board of Supervisors last week approved a resolution to name the... Read more
CHESTER – Down to the last few days of summer vacation, parents are making preparations for their children going back to school Tuesday, Sept. 6. The community has offered several back-to-school events with free school supplies to help families that may be struggling to complete their extensive school supply... Read more
CHESTER – The KidsZone at ChesterFest promises great fun for kids as it was last year with an added twist. As music drifts across the lawns of the Chester Village Green and area bands bring an eclectic mix of sounds, the KidsZone will not only have an animal petting... Read more
LC Bird Boys Volleyball Last season, the Skyhawks boys’ volleyball team played well overall. They finished in the upper half of their district before losing in the first round of the playoffs. This year, they have a new coach, De’Jon Bryant, who is looking to build upon the success... Read more